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of others. let's get started at capella.edu >>> this saturday is reach across america day. it's >>> this saturday is reach across america day. it's a day when wreath laying ceremonies will be held at arlington's national cemetery and semtrary all across the 50 states. it started two decades ago with a company in main. >> he's been running this wreath-making business in maine for 42 years. back in 1992 worcester had a surplus of wreaths and great idea about what to do. >> as a boy i won a trip to washington, and one of the things i saw was our arlington national cemetery and i just never forgot that. and then when i had the wreaths left over, i said, gees, it would be nice if i could place them on the graves of the veterans. >> reporter: so worcester headed to arlington national cemetery to lay 5,000 wreaths. >> the first 14 years, nobody really knew about it. it was a family gift to the military. i said, you know, we'll always do that. and we always have. >> reporter: in 2006 a pentagon photographer published a photo. donations poured in. and the nonprofits reach aid cross ame
of the year. it's affecting america today. well, even santa claus is upset. santa claus showed up on capitol hill wednesday, urging congress and the white house to strike a deal to avoid the looming fiscal cliff before christmas. >> it's discouraging that our elected leadership in congress can't come together to get the job done for the american people. >> reporter: both sides say it's putting a damper on the holidays. >> i think it's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas. ? . >> in anticipation, there is no agreement. congressional leaders told lawmakers not to make holiday travel plans. >> we're going to stay here right up until christmas eve, throughout the time and period before the new year because we want to make sure that we resolve this in an acceptable way for the american people. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner continue to talk. >> but we've got serious differences. >> those differences are already affecting americans. fed chairman ben bernanke says just the threat of the fiscal cliff is dragging down the economy. >> it's already affectin
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